General Hospital News: SAG-AFTRA Supports WGA, Actors May Strike Next As Is Agreement Due To Expire

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The SAG-AFTRA supports a fair deal for the WGA. Will actors strike next? As if the writer’s strike wasn’t enough to get an audience into a frenzy, another influential strike could be on the horizon. On May 2nd, The Writers Guild Of America went on strike. Now, the future of our favorite shows hangs in the balance. Thankfully, General Hospital episodes are filmed about 4-6 weeks in advance for some leeway. But freelance writers have stepped in during this time, and the show goes on.

General Hospital fans standby as the storylines keep rolling. Currently, freelance lawyers continue to write futures for our factors characters, but soon that may come to a halt. Recent General Hospital news reports mention a new concern. Now, GH spoilers point out that the contract between the actors union (SAG-AFTRA) and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) ends on June 30th.

On June 5th, an alarming 97% of SAG-AFTRA members are in favor to authorize a strike if the AMPTP cannot reach an agreement with the union. According to the latest developments, General Hospital news reports reveal that SAG-AFTRA members stand united for their cause. In fact, SAG-AFTRA President, Fran Drescher, gave her statement. “Together we lock elbows and in unity, we build a new contract that honors our contributions in this remarkable industry, reflects the new digital and streaming business model, and brings all our concerns for protections and benefits into the now!”

At this time there are no new developments. However, come June 30th the parties involved should have further insight. Keep checking in with General Hospital Blog for the latest!